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Luton Town Supporters Trust donates to L&D baby unit

Luton Town Supporters Cheque PresentationLuton Town Supporters Trust chose the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s (NICU) Parents Accommodation as their Charity of the Year and kick started their fundraising with a big event on World Prematurity Day. Having raised £3,225 throughout the season towards this wonderful cause, the charity was invited to the end of season presentation evening to receive these essential funds.

Over 900 premature and sick babies are cared for each year in NICU and a lot of these families come from a long way away. The NICU Parent’s Accommodation is a vital facility for families whose babies are receiving care in the unit because it gives them somewhere to stay close by to their baby. The house has been designed with a home-from-home environment so that parents can get as much rest as possible without having to drive for hours each day between their home and NICU. In order to provide this accommodation to parents for free the charity needs to raise £15,000 a year.

Bianca John, Community Fundraiser said “It’s been a great year working with everyone from the Supporters Trust and we are extremely grateful for their support. From attending the ‘Meet the Manager’ evening to our dedicated match day in November where LTFC beat Plymouth Argyle 5-0 at home, it has been a fantastic partnership with many memorable moments. My highlight was watching the lads on the pitch in our L&D hospital tops.

A huge thanks to John Miller and June Adamson who organised all of the activities with some great events including the quiz night and magic show, and thank you to the bobbers with their smarties challenge which was a great idea. On behalf of all the parents, staff and NICU babies, thank you!”

John Miller from Luton Town Supporters Trust “On behalf of all Luton Town supporters, I can say it’s been a real pleasure to have NICU as our Supporters’ Charity Of The Year this season. A great cause, and great people to work with… we’ve obviously made a good team together!”

Fundraising team with Mick Harford

L&D’s Fundraising Team with Mick Harford

Fundraising team with LTFC players

L&D’s Fundraising Team with Luton Town Football Club Players

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